A female passenger was arrested by police upon arrival at Southend airport after claims she drunkenly assaulted cabin crew on an easyJet flight and allegedly attempted to open the plane door.
Another passenger said the woman had fought with her husband, who was also removed from the aircraft by police, before storming down the aisle “screaming and swearing”, reports The Sun.
The passenger alleged that the woman “punched one of the crew in the face”, kicked another into the emergency exit, and that travellers feared she would "bash the plane door down".
The aggressive behaviour started 45 minutes before the aircraft’s scheduled arrival at Southend.
Three flight attendants were forced to physically restrain the woman before the flight touched down and was met by police.
Video captured of the woman shows her seemingly drunk, begging officers not to arrest her or her husband.
The incident took place on an easyJet flight from Malaga on Saturday 31 August; the flight departed late and landed at 11.50pm, 50 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.
A spokesperson for the airline said: “We can confirm police met flight EZY7436 from Malaga to Southend on 31 August on arrival and arrested a passenger who was behaving disruptively.
“EasyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.
“Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously, do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour onboard.
“The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always easyJet's priority.”
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